The Gift of Life: All Aboard!
As Bob Barker has been telling us for years to spay and neuter our pets, it comes as no surprise that we face a huge animal population problem here in the United States. 5.8 million pets are euthanized in this country every year, and that translates to 658 animals being put down every hour. It's a really staggering number to think about.
In 2000, two volunteers at an animal hospital in East Los Angeles founded the Poochville Animal Rescue. They quickly expanded to include not only dogs, but cats, reptiles, horses, and practically every critter the Southland has to offer. To reflect this change, and to provide a sort of "vehicle" for this movement, Poochville became The Rescue Train. They are a non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing animals, and ending euthanasia in Los Angeles.